Child labour monitoring in action in North-West Bangladesh
As part of ILO’s technical cooperation with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GOB), a CLMS was piloted in the remote rural areas of the Northwest of the country.
The Child Labour Monitoring System (CLMS) developed by the ILO has proved effective at the local level, in enforcing national legislation and implementing National Plans of Action to eliminate child labour, particularly its worst forms. It complements labour inspection as it involves community members in monitoring workplaces that are often out of reach of the labour inspectorate. A CLMS was piloted in the remote rural areas of the Northwest of Bangladesh. With some improvement, the CLMS described here should be replicated on a large scale to contribute to the declared aim of the government to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2021 and all forms by 2025, thus achieving Sustainable Development Goal 8.7.